Friday, February 11


Well I am so horrible with this pregnancy. I have documented nothing. So here are a few pictures of Hanalei's Brother

Our little space peanut
Baby's got back but no butt
Do all my children have to look like pirates
Keep it clean

So at one of my appointments the doctor was concerned that I was measuring small. So he scheduled an additional ultra sound. I was bumbed that I had to go all the way in to town for yet another appointment but excited to see baby again. They did the normal ultra sound and he was in the 52nd percentile. So then she took these just for fun!

I think he looks like Rusty...Nose and Mouth at least

Our Friend Oly said girls just say the baby looks like them in these pictures because the babies always look so creepy.

Well there he is. I love him already. Can't wait to hold him and kiss him!

For the artists in the family

Ok so that could be pretty much anyone in my family but me. I'll be more specific. These pics and blue print sketch. are for Sallie and my Mom. They are coming to help me with the baby and also paint in the kids room. I am so excited. So the rest of you will have to wait for the AFTER pictures in about a month.

Wednesday, February 9

All Girl, Growing Up

First time getting into mom's makeup...
But not the last time.

Some of the other girly things Hanalei loves are:
Picking her clothes
Requesting dresses
Always picks pink or purple
Mothering her baby doll and teddy bear (puts a blanket on, puts them to bed with a kiss, pats their bums on her shoulder)

Funny things she is doing or saying:
Obsessed with closing doors and lids
Being bossy to mom dad and little boys
Shakes her head so her hair flies everywhere then says "your turn"
Points to her self and says "me" then to Mom and Says "you" Then i chime in and we go back and forth
Always wants two of everything
"Bye bye, Later"
"Monkey in the tree" then looks to the side with a surprised look
The other day she grabbed Rusty's face and started mumbling to him as if she was scolding him.
At the zoo with Reiley and Miley Looking at Elephants

Smart things she is doing:
Counting to ten
Identifying numbers 4 and 5
Identifying many letters
The other day she was holding my Olay face lotion and she said "o" and then "y"
She requests the ABC song nightly and can say most of the letters in order
Recognizes when there are 2 of something "2 blankets" or "2 Helicopters"

I just love watching her explore and become more independent.

Back to normal

I have decided that this move is just the beginning. It has been crazy. I feel like every day I either had a Dr. apt i was going to (weekly now), or a cable/internet/fridge guy, i was waiting for. If it wasn't that, I was painting, then moving our stuff back to our old place so they could bomb for termites. Then motivating my self to unpack boxes and clean. The bulk of the move has finished but we are far from normal. Every night we have some project. Well, Rusty has projects. Granted they are usually things that need to be done, but I am ready to have him come home and just be home. As soon as we are done with our projects, this baby is going to come. And we will have to figure out a new normal. That one I am excited about!

As for the new place, I am so happy. Rusty and I finally have a room to call our own. Hanalei loves to play in her room, usually she tells me "come on" then "sit" while patting her bed. Then she will bring over what ever toy we are going to play with. She is such a bossy little thing, but it cracks me up. Yesterday she told Rusty, who was talking on the phone, "all done, bye bye" cause she wanted his attention. Night time in her own room was no problem at all. But naps have been up and down. SOme times it would be 45 mins I could hear her playing or walking around.

So I decided I needed to have a routine. Much like the evening routine, just shorter. Read a few books, turn on the fans. The big thing too was telling her what was coming. So far it is working.
She is so precious to Rusty and I. We are constantly just ohhing and ahhing over her. I can't wait for her to meet brother! We all are so excited to have him with us.